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Coping: Self-Deception in Action

When people interact with their environment, their behavior is directed by a schematic cognitive program. A particular act can be construed as “Intelligent” or “Stupid” depending upon the perceived degree of success achieved, but while these labels indicate opposite evaluations, they do not indicate different cerebral programs. Nor should stupidity be viewed as a disruption of an “Intelligence mechanism”. There is a coping (or responding) mechanism in action, and it can be construed as stupid and/or intelligent depending upon the circumstances and the judges. This coping mechanism is multidimensional, but we shall focus on three arbitrary/subjective facets important to understanding stupidity-information processing, (mal)adaptation and relevance [1].    Read more about this article:    Read more Lupine Publishers Google Scholar articles : https://s

Lupine Publishers | Specification a Model for Study of Socio-Political Framing

 Lupine Publishers | Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences       Abstract Informative discussion about the bias of traditional media to anticipate scenarios of socio - political participation was the objective of this work. A documentary study was carried out with an intentional selection of sources indexed to international repositories, considering the period from 2010 to 2019, as well as the search for keywords. A model for the study of the phenomenon was specified, but the design of the research limited the debate and the modeling of the variables, suggesting the extension of the work in media scenarios. Introduction An agenda is the expression of a reflective, deliberative, participatory, entrepreneurial and emancipatory society of its own axes and central themes of discussion, agreement and responsibility [1]. It is a scenario in which the parties converge based on their exposed or potential interests.However, literature has addressed it as part of a politic

Lupine Publishers | The Roots of Society-Destroying Tribalism

Lupine Publishers | Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences     Opinion Self-serving “our way or the highway” Tribalism is a ruinous societal malady that results in racial discrimination, xenophobia, religious prejudice, gender discrimination and even the distrust some harbor for arcane college professors and their so-called “hidden knowledge.” All know its destructive impact, in the U.S. sought to be offset by voter rights legislation, Title IX strictures, public education and the like. But is it enough to deal piecemeal with the results and ignore their cause? Perhaps if we understood the roots of the sickness, we might better remedy its symptoms. My notion is that Tribalism is innate in human beings, a genetically determined trait of Homo sapiens. In a 2019 essay in the Washington Post Sebastian Junger argued that political polarization is inbred. To me, the impact of such underpinning seems far broader. Tribalism, like any trait shared by disparat

Lupine Publishers | Culture, Illness and Health Seeking in Rural Setting: A Case in a Village of Comilla, Bangladesh

Lupine Publishers | Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences     Abstract   This paper has been explored on the locale’s interpretation of illness and remedies in the context of rural setting in Bangladesh. Taking ethnomedical approach as key theoretical lens of medical anthropology within the discipline of cultural anthropology, this study has tried to explore how the local people perceived illness through their experiential and traditional knowledge system and how they managed remedies or health seeking by employing symbolic (knowledge, beliefs etc), structural (family, kinship, social network, social institutional support etc), and material aspects of culture including economic resources. For gathering firsthand data through field experiences, this study has been conducted among the villagers of a village of Comilla District in Bangladesh. However, the data were collected by employing the qualitative tools and techniques of data collection including Key Informan

Lupine Publishers | Proverbs and Narratives: An Inherited Knowledge System of Child Rearing and Caring in Rural Cultural Setting

 Lupine Publishers | Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences       Introduction This paper aims to write a research proposal on ‘Archaeology of inherited wisdom: interpreting proverbs and narratives related to infants and young childcare in rural Bangladesh’. This study has investigated knowledge system of rearing and caring of infants and young children as focal point of view where their parents and relatives share the knowledge on infants and childcare from the oral literature such as proverbs and narratives to procreate infants and child. The modern biomedical and modern knowledge system spread various propagandas by stating folk wisdom as useless and irrelevant in the perspective of modern age of scientific rationality. The global cultural flows of infants and young childcare occupy almost every parts of the world through electronic media, western academicians and the medical industry as a whole. This study has basically started to its journey w

Lupine Publishers | Living in the Anthropocene

   Lupine Publishers | Journal of Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences      Introduction The Anthropocene is the proposed geological epoch where humans have changed some of Earth’s systems. There are many debates surrounding the Anthropocene from if it is a new geological epoch, if it is a new epoch when did it begin and the distinction between nature and human made [1]. Cities have had a major environmental impact across the world, shaping the physical geological environment and could be considered monuments of the Anthropocene. During the Anthropocene, humans have shifted from nomadic and rural lifestyles towards hunting in the big city. Rapidly increasing city populations has placed further pressure on the environment and according to Davis [2], the urban population at the time of his work was 3.2 billion. Davis [2], predicts that cities will account for all future world population growth, which is expected to peak at 10 billion people in 2050. As this growth co